The eCare Academy

Evolutio was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to improving the standards of eye care received by the public. Through training and developing a highly skilled optometry workforce, and empowering them with bespoke technology solutions to create a truly integrated delivery network, we strive to deliver exemplary, cutting edge eye care.

eCare is evolutio’s clinical division, entrusted to deliver exceptional clinical care to patients within our network, as well as supporting Affiliate practices and their clinicians.

Through continual professional development plans, detailed clinical audit programmes, peer to peer review sessions and robust clinical governance, eCare works with its clinicians to enable them to operate at the highest clinical standards.

We believe that supporting the eCare network with targeted education is fundamental to delivering an effective and safe eye healthcare network.

To ensure eCare Affiliate clinicians have access to high quality and practical clinical training, evolutio offer an ongoing series of topical and targeted CET accredited events, run locally for eCare Affiliates and aspirational optometrists alike.

``The ‘Dodgy discs’ meeting was one of the best lectures I have ever attended. ``

 A happy attendee, Suffolk

CET Videos

We have a cycle of 5 free lectures on offer; an introductory engagement evening and a further 4 interactive lectures over a 2-year period.

Meet the education team

Simon Hardman-Lea


Simon is Clinical Ophthalmology Lead for evolutio; he is an ophthalmologist with many years’ experience as a consultant in a large hospital eye department. He is lead microsurgery tutor and examiner for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Simon has extensive experience in teaching undergraduate and post-graduate doctors and optometrists.

At evolutio he is involved in developing optometrists both within the company and the wider community as well as communicating our unique ophthalmic data to a wide audience.

Lyn Price

BSc MCOptom

Lyn initially built an award winning and highly respected clinical practice with a specific interest in children with learning difficulties as well as lecturing extensively.  Lyn has been with evolutio since its inception and is lead to the clinical team, the clinics and the Affiliate optometrists. She has unique experience in the leadership development of and integration with multidisciplinary concepts having worked across the industry. She mentors in the development of inter-professional working to allow radical change to deliver the right care, in the right setting and in the appropriate timescale for patients with eye care needs.

Peter McElduff

BSc(Hons.) MCOptom

Peter is a Clinical Optometrist and triager based at the flagship eCare medical eye clinic in Ipswich. He has 15 years’ experience with a wide variety of employers, both independent and multiple, is current Vice-Chair of Suffolk LOC and previous CET & Social Media Lead for Derbyshire LOC. His additional responsibilities include organising the eCare Academy CET programme.

Christian Dutton

BSc(Hons.) MScClinOpt FCOptom

Christian is Professional Services Optometrist at evolutio responsible for referral triage, clinical policy development and clinical partner relations. He has held a variety of posts as a clinical, organisational & volunteer optometrist and was awarded Fellowship of the College of Optometrists in 2007 for ‘promoting good practice locally and internationally’.



Jason Higginbotham

BSc(Hons.) MCOptom FBDO

Jason is an Optometrist and Dispensing Optician with many years’ experience. He has achieved a high level of academic success as well as working in many different areas of the industry. Jason is continuing this drive by undertaking post graduate study. He runs a consultancy and training business, within which he works for Birmingham Optical as Head of Clinical Affairs specialising in highly acclaimed clinical training; he is also a member of evolutio’s clinical team.